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News briefs from the journal Chest, December 2005

...UITY Shorter work shifts for hospital fellows and resident physicians do not compromise continuity of patient care, shows a new study. Researchers at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine compared outcomes between traditional long hours of continuous care, with a 14-hour work-shift model in a medical intensive car...

Nursing home quality stagnates, says HealthGrades

...al functioning and well-being level also known as resident status -- was 18 percent, pressure sores were 14 percent, and patient abuse was 9 percent. Complaint investigations decreased 9 percent. However, the most frequent complaint, about care or services, stayed consistent from 2003 to 2004: Nearly 40 per...

Toddlers with sleep apnea suffer more respiratory problems while sleeping on their backs

...eira's co-authors were Jeremy Roebuck, M.D., chief resident in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery, and Lori ...uston medical student who is now an otolaryngology resident at Northwestern University in Chicago....

Pregnant women need HIV testing to protect themselves and their babies

...en identified. "I was an obstetrics and gynecology resident in Brooklyn in 1984 when I saw my first case. These women were getting sick; their babies were getting sick. They were dying; their babies were dying. We didn't know what was going on." Fortunately in the subsequent two decades, improvements in the a...

Gas-blockers might slow down Alzheimer's disease

...a build-up in the brain of abnormal fragments of a resident brain protein called beta-amyloid protein. Researchers have not yet figured out exactly how the fragments of this protein (referred to as A-beta) cause disease, but they have some clues. One clue is the fact that A-beta causes brain cells to make iN...

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia physician elected to Institute of Medicine

...on at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. A resident of Merion Station, Pa., she joined the staff of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 1985....

Annual prostate cancer screening test appears to save lives

...n Efstathiou, M.D., lead author of the study and a resident at the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program in Boston. A PSA test is a blood test that measures the level of prostate specific antigen, a protein produced by the prostate. Increased levels of PSA may be a sign of prostate cancer. The study took place ...

Weight-loss surgery increasing, except for the poor

... study's lead author, Heena Santry, M.D., surgical resident at the University of Chicago Hospitals. "As long as bariatric surgery remains the only durable option for weight loss in the morbidly obese," she said, "we need to make an effort to ensure that all populations who suffer from morbid obesity have the...

CT scan can spare some head and neck cancer patients surgery

...es are cancer free, said Stanley L. Liauw, M.D., a resident in radiation oncology. Using a CT scan was found to be much more accurate than relying on a physical exam to assess response to treatment. Radiation therapy is commonly used to treat the more than 40,000 U.S. patients a year who develop advanced head...

Study: No effects of type II diabetes on aggressiveness of prostate cancer; long-term survival worse

...en, M.D., lead author of the Fox Chase study and a resident in the radiation oncology department at Fox Chase. "These factors include the initial PSA, Gleason score and T-stage. The men with type II diabetes didn't have a significantly different initial profile for their prostate cancer than the men without...

Surviving breast cancerDoes a woman's marital status matter?

...iotherapy," explained Shelly B. Hayes, M.D., chief resident in the radiation oncology department at Fox Chase. "What we found was that men who faired better in terms of survival were married. There didn't appear to be a link between survival and marital status for the women in this group. Likewise, in this...

Fox Chase study shows TURP patients with intermediate PSA should be considered high-risk

...explained lead author David J. D'Ambrosio, M.D., a resident in the radiation oncology department at Fox Chase Cancer Center. "Patients who have had a TURP prior to their prostate cancer treatment may have lower pretreatment PSA levels because there is less prostate tissue remaining. This can mislead physici...

New microfluidic devices found to be effective method of in-vitro fertilization in mice

...h Urology of Indiana LLC in Indianapolis who was a resident in the U-M Department of Urology when he wrote the paper. "There has been a large amount of research on almost every aspect of IVF. The exciting thing we're seeing here is going the potential of integration of all of these things. In the future, you ...

Limiting resident physician work-hours might save money

...spitals are using a variety of strategies to limit resident work hours to 80 per week; previous studies suggest that some of these might increase rather than decrease errors. More research should determine which strategies prevent errors, and at what cost....

Doctors sue Safeway and other dairy retailers

...C. WHO: Augustin Cherng, a 26-year-old Maryland resident who discovered his lactose intolerance in 2004 after consistently experiencing diarrhea and stomach cramps from consuming milk Milton Mills, M.D., an area physician who suffered for a significant period of time from lactose intolerance before learn...

Resident physicians report that training often not adequate to treat patients from other cultures

Many resident physicians report a lack of preparedness in caring...study to assess the self-perceived preparedness of resident physicians to provide quality care to diverse patient populations and to determine whether they repo...

Long residency hours linked with impaired performance similar to effects of drinking alcohol

...these operational and educational interventions on resident driving safety and on patient care and safety," the authors conclude....

Many resident physicians feel unprepared to care for culturally diverse patients

Although most resident physicians responding to a national survey acknowl...ning experiences, provide mentorship, and evaluate resident physicians' performance in this critical area." A member of the team that produced the Institute of ...

Wake up, doc: Lack of sleep affects young doctors just like alcohol does

...re tested before new national requirements limited resident work hours to an average 80-hour work week and max...ights to care for patients. (In hospital jargon, a resident who has just completed a period of such intense duty is said to be "post-call.") Depending on the t...

Do free drug samples influence residents' prescribing decisions?

...t are the implications for patient care as well as resident education? While this is a frequently debated issu... objective data describing how drug samples affect resident physicians. In a study published in the August issue of The American Journal of Medicine, researcher...

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